Steroid Injection for Chronic Back has Little Benefit; Study Finds

July 5, 2014 9:14 AM

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Chronic back and leg pain are often treated with steroid injections. A new study finds that these injections provide little benefit to the patients.

According to researchers at University of Washington, epidural injections with a glucocorticoid in combination with the local anesthetic lidocaine are no better for treating spinal stenosis- a condition affecting the spine- than local anesthetic alone.

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